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2 February 2018

Field Trip to Hobson’s Conduit
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2 February 2018

Field Trip to Hobson’s Conduit

Year 11s spent a morning at Hobson’s Conduit this week as part of a study on the environmental impact of the new Addenbrooke’s Railway Station.

Students are working on the Challenge project with Mott MacDonald and amongst their tasks was measuring the water flow.

The Nature Reserve and watercourse was built over four years, from 1610 to 1614, to bring fresh water into the City.

2 February 2018

Raising Political Awareness
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2 February 2018

Raising Political Awareness

Today’s visit from MP Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, marked a special anniversary in the world of politics.

Speaking on the 100th anniversary of the month and year (Feb 1918) of the introduction of the women’s right to vote, Ms Allen spoke to students about what made her go into politics; what it is like to be an MP with a constituency outside of London and what her working week looks like; her role within her Constituency as well as how she gets involved in debates and the different types of votes there are.

“We have made huge progress but I think it is not just in politics but any senior roles in industry, we are still not there and there is more to do.”

 

Ms Allen’s visit followed that of MP Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge since 2015.

During his visit to the college, Mr Zeichner urged students to stand up and make a difference – by getting involved in politics.

“There are choices and it is through politics we get things done. When you get a vote, make sure you use it and use it for the better.”

1 February 2018

Students Hold Own Brexit Ballot
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1 February 2018

Students Hold Own Brexit Ballot

The EU Referendum was repeated at CAST on Thursday 1st February when the whole of Year 10 took part in a debate on the issue of BREXIT as part of their Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education.

The result, incredibly, was very much in line with the Cambridge vote in the Referendum itself.

26 January 2018

Cambridge Labour MP urges students to get involved in politics to ‘make a change.’
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26 January 2018

Cambridge Labour MP urges students to get involved in politics to ‘make a change.’

Labour MP Daniel Zeichner urged our students to get involved with politics to ‘make a change.’

Addressing our students as part of an ongoing series of assemblies designed to educate our students on British Politics, Mr Zeichner said: “There are choices and it is through politics we get things changed. Things can change, things can improve. That’s the key message I would like to deliver.”

Mr Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge since 2015, used the example of working within a constituency as being able to make a difference to people’s lives and said: “It is fantastic that we have direct representation so that if people have issues and concerns they can speak directly to their Member of Parliament.”

Although the vast majority of our students are still too young to vote, he told them: “When you get a vote, make sure you use it and use it for the better.”

Speaking after Friday’s assembly, Mr Zeichner said: “From what I see, yes a lot of young people do get involved in politics. They feel very passionately and strongly about things.”

“I am not sure they all feel voting is how we change things but it is my job to persuade them.”

“I am particularly impressed with the school’s work with the Biomedical Campus and I think once people come and see the school they will see how fantastic it is.”

Mr Zeichner’s assembly followed earlier visits by a Life Peer, Baroness Janet Cohen, and Labour politician Anne Campbell. Future visits include one from Tory MP Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire, and a representative of the Liberal Democrats.

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